What We're Reading: October 14, 2015

 

Beefy blackout: a study in the UK recently revealed that up to one-third of British vegetarians eat meat while drunk. [FWF

 

Dive beneath the waves and get to know your sea vegetables. [Food52

 

Embrace the briny allure of brandade. [Serious Eats

 

When Big Food buys artisanal producers, can shoppers still trust their favorite brands? [NPR

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Sustainability Matters: September 18, 2015

 

Fast food as economic equalizer: a new study shows that wealthier kids eat just as much junk food as their less well-off peers. [MUNCHIES

 

The Nordic berry market is exploding in Eastern Asia, with complex consequences for the labor harvesting them. [NPR

 

New research reveals the amount of fish in the ocean has declined by half since 1970, pushing us perilously close to a population collapse. [Reuters

 

The USDA and EPA have partnered to announce the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 8, 2015

 

Combine two of your guilty pleasures with these pickled French fries. [Bon Appétit

 

There’s a new-old sandwich cookie on the market: Hydrox has made its return. [Grub Street

 

New reports reveal the American Egg Board has been waging a multi-year campaign to discredit Hampton Creek. [ABC

 

A growing contingent of farmers are planting wheat and attempting to revive America’s local grain supplies. [Edible Manhattan... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 24, 2015

 

 

Embrace your inner Francophile with these recipes for classic French desserts. [Saveur

 

Robin pie, terrapin stew, and other long-lost delicacies from America’s history. [NPR

 

Pizza is not a vegetable: a new poll shows a whopping 86 percent of Americans support healthier school lunches. [NYT

 

Meet your new midnight snack: Bulgogi ... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 17, 2015

 

Americans are officially spending more on dining out than on their groceries. [Bloomberg

 

Killing with kindness: the FDA slaps KIND bars with violations of its labeling laws. [NPR

 

McDonald’s franchisees aren’t lovin' it: the fast food giant faces a sizable backlash from its franchise operators. [Mother Jones

 

The history and psychology of our... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 10, 2015

 

An argument against making almonds the drought scapegoat. [Grist

 

A new Youtube app targeted at kids is airing commercials that wouldn’t be allowed on children’s television. [WaPo

 

In the wake of consumer water restrictions, California farmers insist they’ve started to cut back on their water usage. [NPR

 

A Big Mac a day keeps the doctor nearby: the Physicians... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 19, 2015

 

New science looks into the physics of popcorn. [NYT]

 

Treat your guests like Oscars royalty by serving these dishes from the Governors Ball menu. [Food52]

 

Could fast food really be better for you than Chipotle? [The Atlantic]

 

Defy cuppa conventions and try out some new teas. [Serious Eats]

 

A new NYC bakery is serving up sweets and social action at the same time. [Fork in the Road]

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What We're Reading: January 22, 2015

 

A baking guide for every faction of chocolate chip cookie lover, from crispy to chewy to cake-y. [HuffPo]

 

Organizations like Seed Matters seek to foster genetic diversity in organic produce not just through seed banks, but out in the fields. [Civil Eats]

 

Not all low-sodium chicken broths are created equal: the Kitchn reveals their top picks. [The Kitchn]

 

An investigation into the work of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center suggests the uncomfortable consequences of more efficient meat production. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 30, 2014

 

Trace the path of peanuts from field to jar of Jif. [The Kitchn

 

A reason to bag your produce: a new study finds supermarket conveyer belts are covered in germs. [Food Politic

 

Fast food workers in Denmark make a minimum of $20/hr. [NYT

 

A bubbly breakdown of the differences between club soda, seltzer, and tonic water. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 11, 2014

 

A far cry from Mister Softee: the acrobatics of Turkish ice cream. [MUNCHIES

 

NYC specialty food stores worth a visit. [USA Today

 

How Red Delicious claimed the top spot on produce shelves across the nation. [... Read more >

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